News - Our Merimbula


The challenges of increased demand on food outlets


The recent school holidays and October long weekend highlighted a new range of issues facing our towns, the increased demand on our remaining food outlets. In the last 12 months six food outlets have permanently closed in Merimbula including Subway, Hungry’s, Booktique, Waves, Double Shot and Mr Figero. These closures have dramatically decreased the towns

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Empty shop windows to promote Tourism attractions


The Chamber of Commerce have been looking at ways to improve the look of the town, by covering some empty shop windows with some impressive images promoting our local attractions and businesses. Chamber President Nigel Ayling says “This could be a real win-win. Ideally this would suit attractions and businesses that have great visual services

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Streetscape Upgrades


We are pleased to advise that some of the work our Streetscape committee requested in our submission to Bega Valley Shire Council last year are beginning to taking place. The following works have commenced and should be completed by mid-November Palmer St Toilet upgrade including upgrade of some internal fixtures and fittings, plus render and

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Sea Change Expo – Merimbula


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold a Seachange expo in April 2021. The expo will target people looking to relocate to regional areas to live, especially in the wake of the Coronavirus. In this article from ABC news, they ask the question could coronavirus have a silver lining for regional housing markets

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A year in review


It’s been just over a year since the new committee was elected to the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and with the AGM coming up soon, it is a good time to look back at the last year and reflect on what we have been able to achieve. Obviously 2020 has thrown up some huge challenges,

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EOI’s now open for “The Essence”


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce made a presentation to a group of interested vendors about their plans to open a new collective style store called “the essence“. The presentation was held in the former Millers outlet in Market Street where they hope to develop the concept store. President of the Chamber Nigel Ayling announced the

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Chamber seeking vendors for new store


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce are seeking Expressions of Interest from small businesses who are interested in selling their product through a collective market place store. The concept is to utilise the Old Millers shop in Market St which will house up 15 local businesses with each vendor have a 3x3m space, similar to that

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Chamber working with businesses to be Covid Safe


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce is working with our members and local businesses to try and ensure that Merimbula businesses are Covid Safe. This will help protect our community, our business owners and staff, and hopefully avoid further closures and negative impacts on our economy. Hospitality based business like cafés, clubs and restaurants are already

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Summary from online forum


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and Merimbula Tourism Inc. hosted an online forum on Monday 20 July at 5.30pm via Zoom to discuss some of the issues around keeping Merimbula open for business during the current COVID-19 pandemic. President of the Chamber Nigel Ayling co-hosted the meeting along with Tourism Manager Chris Nicholls, from Merimbula

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Keeping Merimbula Open for business during Covid


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and Merimbula Tourism are hosting an online forum to discuss some of the issues around keeping Merimbula open for business during Covid. The current pandemic is providing our community with lots of challenges, but it is up to all of us to ensure we stay COVID-free so our businesses can

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